I certainly don’t mind ice-cream, but I wouldn’t say that I always feel the need to have some when it is offered.
As such I don’t run the whole gamut of flavours when I choose to have an ice-cream, instead I tend to always plump for a favourite flavour: banana. This seems to be my current favourite.
Drawing Exhibit A
Isn’t actually ice cream, but a delicious Fruit Scone that I tried to enjoy at a Summer fair. But perfectly sums up my problem with ice cream.
A sunny Summer fair.
Now, bear in mind this was in the early days of my drawing my meals out (And yes, I realise that a fruit scone barely counts as a meal out, but they’re my drawings, so I guess it’s my rules as to what counts as a meal.)
As soon as I started to draw the cream was melting – obviously. Sometimes it amazes me how dreadfully thick I seem to be. Drawing cream in blazing sunshine! Although I suppose it must have acted as some kind of perverse count down – completing drawing before the cream and the scone was a puddle of scone-mush. It certainly gets the adrenaline pumping!
So, instead I have to fill in the blanks;
1. Quick outline
2. Snap a few photos
4. Complete later
It’s the only way to capture the ice-cream in my hatching and sloppy-painting way that I can figure out to do.